My research interests include:
  • Model-Driven Engineering,
  • Software Language Engineering,
  • Reverse-Engineering,
  • Model Verification & Validation,
  • Cloud Computing,
  • and Internet of Things.

Stéphanie Challita

"Everything you can imagine is real." -- Pablo Picasso
I am an Associate Professor at University of Rennes 1.
I am part of DiverSE research team (joint to Irisa and Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique), and I teach at ESIR.

  • 2020-Present:    Associate Professor
                           ESIR, Irisa laboratory & Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, DiverSE project-team – Rennes, France
                                  
  • 2019-2020:    Postdoctoral Researcher
                           I3S laboratory & Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, Kairos project-team – Valbonne, France
                                  
  • 2015-2018:    PhD in Computer Science
                           University of Lille & Inria Lille – Nord Europe, Spirals project-team – Lille, France
                                  
  • 2014-2015:    Research Master’s degree in Computer Science
                           University of Burgundy – IEM Department – Dijon, France
                                  
  • 2010-2015:    Degree of Systems and Networks Engineering
                           Antonine University – Faculty of Engineering – Baabda, Lebanon
                                  

Publications

PhD Thesis:

  • Stéphanie Challita.
    "Inferring Models from Cloud APIs and Reasoning over Them: A Tooled and Formal Approach."
    Defended on December 21, 2018 in Lille, France. (see the slides here)

International Journals:

  • Faiez Zalila, Stéphanie Challita, Philippe Merle.
    "Model-Driven Cloud Resource Management with OCCIware."
    Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), 2019.

International Conferences:

  • Stéphanie Challita, Robert De Simone.
    "Sock: A Clock-based Modeling Language for Specifying Periodic Task Systems with Security and Safety Insights."
    Submitted to 13th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Software Language Engineering (SLE). Online conference, 2020.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Faiez Zalila, Philippe Merle.
    "Specifying Semantic Interoperability between Heterogeneous Cloud Resources with the fclouds Formal Language."
    11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). San Francisco, California, USA, 2018.
  • Fabian Korte, Stéphanie Challita, Faiez Zalila, Philippe Merle, Jens Grabowski.
    "Model-Driven Configuration Management of Cloud Applications with OCCI."
    8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER). Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 2018.
  • Faiez Zalila, Stéphanie Challita, Philippe Merle.
    "A Model-Driven Tool Chain for OCCI."
    25th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS). Rhodes, Greece, 2017.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Fawaz Paraiso, Philippe Merle.
    "Towards Formal-based Semantic Interoperability in Multi-Clouds: The fclouds Framework."
    10th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2017.
  • Stéphanie Challita, Fawaz Paraiso, Philippe Merle.
    "A Study of Virtual Machine Placement Optimization in Data Centers."
    7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER). Porto, Portugal, 2017.
  • Fawaz Paraiso, Stéphanie Challita, Yahya Al-dhuraibi, Philippe Merle.
    "Model-Driven Management of Docker Containers."
    9th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD). San Francisco, California, USA, 2016.

Teaching

2020 - Present
During the first semester, I teach Programmation 1 at ESIR (Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Rennes) attached to University of Rennes 1.

2020
During my postdoc, I was responsible of teaching a course (28 hours) related to systems and networks administration at the IUT, attached to University of Côte d'Azur.

2016 - 2018
While preparing my PhD, I had the opportunity to teach at the FIL (Formations en Informatique de Lille) department of the University of Lille for two years.
I taught 156 hours and I was involved in the following courses:

Activities

Conferences & Workshops Committees
Session Chair Services
Collaborative projects
Talks

Award

I am proud and honored to be selected as an ambassador of the French fellowship L’ORÉAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE 2018.
Among 900 applications, 20 female PhD candidates and 10 female postdocs were granted this award.

Contact

  • stephanie.challita@inria.fr
  • Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, DiverSE Team – Office E 205
    Campus de Beaulieu, 263 Avenue Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes, France.